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WETA
Nov 23, 2009 5:30pm EST
for important talks with president obama. we'll tell you what to expe. >>> we'll ke y to germany, where new immigrants are being asked to sn contracts coitting them to western values. what about trying th idea here? >>> d remarkable pictures fr the de. new species are discovered that may change the way you think about lifender the seas. >>> from the world's leading reports and analysts, here's what's hapning from around the world. this is "worfocus." major suppt has been provided by rosalind p. walter and the peteg. peterson foundati, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsility l and addressing key econoc challenges facing americs future. and additional fding is provided by the followg supporters -- > fweeng good evening. i'm martin savidge. i'll be here all week. we begin tonight with a country that has ben under the rar, at is crial to american foreign policy. th country is india. already with more than a billion people a expected to overtake cha as the world's st populous nation in the next 20 year india's ime ministeranmohan singh, is in washington, where he will be officiall
WHUT
Nov 23, 2009 7:00am EST
means when its prime minister meets president obama. the man in charge of britain's iraq war inquiry promises a full account. more than a dozen missing after sunday's disaster in indonesia. officials say the vessel was overloaded. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 11:00 p.m. in the australian capital, where the prime minister has been speaking to the bbc about next month's climate change summit. it is billed as a make or break even the leaders of india, china, and america have not bought their ticket yet. without them, what is possible? >> we're working toward a copenhagen agreement. this is a tough process. forging an agreement across so many different countries is a difficult process. having discussed this atlanta with the prime minister of denmark, the president of the united states, and some discussions with the chinese president, we have the capacity to lead an agreement at copenhagen. one which deals with the corps policy challenges for the future. namely, what temperature increase are we prepared to sustain in the future? what targets do we need from the
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2009 5:30am EST
out of the obama revolution. the job a plumber -- joe the plubmer's of the worlds. people without elite scholarships and agrees. host: we are talking with matthew continetti on his new book, "the persecution of sarah palin," in which you talk about some of these rumors and lies. who were the biggest offenders? oguest: there were quite a few. "the new york times brandy issue of the alaskan independence party on its front pages. if you go to the museum -- newseum and look at the front pages of the nation's newspapers in 2008, it was filled with the pregnancy of her eldest daughter. this does not strike me as front-page news, certainly not something to be fronted without any consideration of the fact that it has on the family, the girl, or that it has on the child as he grows older. host: what about the web? guest: [laughter] the blogosphere is pretty vitriolic. the maternity of three youngest son was kicked around on many leftist web sites. it was referred to by many established newspapers. all of these things kind of come to fruition, and we have to be skeptical of them. because of
WHUT
Nov 23, 2009 6:00am EST
for obama would do the same thing. incredibly charismatic figure, that he could come to washington and overcome all of the forces of paralysis. and i think that disappointment you are seeing now among obama voters, you can see it creeping into a lot of the commentary is a coern, a deep worry that oh my god, maybe, and i say this with great sadness, he can't trump the system. >> rose: as good as he is, he can't. >> the forces of paralysis are just weighing him down. what are those forces, it is one of the things that really interest me today. first of all money and politics which is now so big that politicians either have to spend their time raising it or spend their time ruing from people who have got it and are trying to force things on to them no matter how small their interests are. second you've got the gerrymandering of political districts now that are so scientific that as they say politicians can to you choose their voters, not the other way around. you've got a cable television universal that really fractures the political spectrum and empowers some of the loudest most ext
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2009 5:00pm EST
the show tonight. >>> also, independence day. independent voters who were the key to barack obama's election victory are turning away from the democrats in the latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll, only 20% of independents have a favorable view of democrats, compared to 42% who had an unfavorable view before. add to that the president's falling approval ratings, and you have nervous democrats and giddy republicans looking ahead to next year's midterm elections. could the republicans take back the house of representatives? >>> plus, good news for sarah palin. republicans in iowa like her. interesting news for sarah palin. nobody else in iowa does. why sarah palin could win the republican nomination in 2012 and get hurt badly. well, the party would, and the election. >>> and can dick cheney come up with one good thing to say about president obama? check out the "hardball" sideshow tonight. >>> let's begin with health care reform with u.s. senator bob corker of tennessee, a republican. senator, thank you for joining us as we begin the holiday season. why don't the republican part
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2009 3:00pm EST
political fallout to come? >>> a war surtax as president obama considers sending more troops to afghanistan, new questions about who will pay for the move. now democrats opposed to the troop increase say that if mr. obama wants to move forward, he should raise taxes. >>> washington's oscars. the president and first lady host their first state dinner at the white house. the official guest list guarded until just hours before the dinner, but details are coming out, including how the obamas are putting their own touch on the ultraexclusive event. >>> plus, at the american music awards adam lambert's performance featured leather, leashes and a male on male liplock. did this performance cross the line? the big picture starts right now. >>> good afternoon, everybody. good afternoon. i'm david schuster live in washington. >> we start out with breaking news. mark sanford is facing 37 charges that he broke state laws limiting official use of airplanes and campaign money. the second term republican governor has been under scrutiny since he vanished for five days last summer, reappearing t
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2009 6:00pm EST
obama in office, they're now stepping up saying they're willing to work against those who fight the public option. manage that. >> well, look, i mean, you have to get a bill through and it has to be a good bill. that's why i have always been in favor of reconciliation. i said that months ago, because the people need to vote on this. if you put this up to a fair vote, you would have this pass in a moment. the bill -- by the way, i think harry reid has done a fantastic job. sensational job in getting a decent bill -- >> nobody else has gotten it this far in 50 years. >> he's been fantastic. of course, a lot of people helping him. you know, the problem is because of the actions, the potential actions, i don't think these folks are all going to vote against the consideration of the bill. >> dr. dean, great to have you with us tonight. got to have you back. >>> let me bring in katrina vanden heuvel, editor of "the nation." thanks for your time. it is coming down with war inside the party and the progressive groups. now, the next 30 days, probably legislatively, the most important 30 to 4
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2009 4:00pm EST
york. >> hey, tamron, i'm david schuster live in washington. and in the "big picture" president obama will talk about a request from the commander about more troops in afghanistan. this as a powerful democratic lawmaker is warning the war to endanger the domestic agenda, especially the economy and health care. today, the democratic chairman of the house appropriations committee told nbc news that if mr. obama wants to raise troop levels in afghanistan, the president is going to have to impose a new income tax to pay for it. >> on the merits, i think it's a mistake to deepen our involvement. but if we are going to do that, then at least we ought to pay for it, because if we don't, if we don't pay for it, then the costs of the afghan war will wipe out every other initiative that we have to try to rebuild our own economy. >> as it stands, the u.s. military operations in afghanistan are costing $5.6 billion per month, and figure the figure will be doubled. while the democrats against generaling up the war in afghanistan are trying to box in the president, today white house correspondent r
CNBC
Nov 22, 2009 7:30pm EST
how you can find the best opportunities overseas to make money. president obama's trip to china, why that country is increasingly more important to america. and why they may not be listening quite as closely to if u.s. as they used to. and safe at home, playing ball with joe torre, and he will talk about his foundation and success and a little bit of baseball as well. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, the "wall street journal report." now, maria bartiromo. >>> here's a look at what's making news. as we head into a new week on wall street, the american consumer may be in slightly better shape than many experts thought. retail sales for the month of october were released this week and an increase of 1.4%, nearly double what economists were looking for. that's important because consumers make up about 70% of the u.s. economy. the data helped push the markets up to a 13 month high on monday. they nudged higher again on tuesday but fell mid-week on weak economic data. there was mixed news on the inflation front. the
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2009 6:00am EST
, which is president obama's top domestic priority. there are a handful of holdouts. we'll get to that. mike barnicle with us. willie geist scampering in like a bunny. >> i don't want to hear the nay sayers. mike barnicle, this is big. big mo. >> what a bunch of nerds. the nerd celebration down there. >> it's great, baby. it's good. >> lots of headlines this morning beyond health care reform. we'll get to that. >> we're packed. >> there are some nay sayers who say it's dead on arrival. >> what did you say? >> i'm excited for them. >> be happy for them. >> what i am talking about is just how much one will pay for a vote. the louisiana purchase, "the washington post" reporting this morning just how much senator landrieu's vote cost. we'll have that. >> speaking of purchases. >> you got the coffee. >> in the grocery store on saturday, i purchased this. >> up in boston, huh? >> that's good. in your local grocery store. little advertisement. also, a storeevey of another key having trouble with the catholic church, or perhaps just rabble rousing. saturday night live has a really tough t
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2009 1:00pm EST
the white house as president obama moves closer to his long-awaited decision on afghanistan. we'll have the latest. >>> and crowds gather at ft. bragg today, the latest stop on sarah palin's book tour. is she a celebrity or a political fret to the democrats? >>> and good day, i'm andrea mitchell. live in washington. with no votes to spare, senate democrats rally the 60 votes they needed late saturday night to move that health care debate to the full floor. they will now take up the issue next week after the thanksgiving break. it may be the last break they get for quite some time. joining us now, republican national chairman, michael steele. thanks very much, mr. chairman. thanks for being with us. let's talk about your plan going forward. first of all, what was the main republican objection to even having a debate? doesn't this make the republicans look obstructionist, frankly, to go all the way to the mat on saturday night just to stop the debate from proceeding. >> it's bad law, it's bad bill and the reality of it is that republicans have been left out of this process, andrea, d
CNN
Nov 23, 2009 4:00pm EST
. >>> happening now, president obama is holding two major meetings, one with his cabinet and another with his war council, and we are told that the president could make his decision on afghanistan as early as tonight. now alleged 9/11 terrorists could get a megaphone and shout some hateful anti-american views. wait until you hear the intentions of khalid shaikh mohammed and the four other 9/11 defendants at their new york civilian trial. >>> and could your walls be destroying your home making you sick and you don't even know it? there are alarming findings about chinese drywall. wolf blitzer is off. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> even amid a holiday week urgent matters of life and death, the economy, here at home, there are grave matters of life and death that are in afghanistan and all of this, of course, requires the president's attention. it's all on his plate. today the president is holding two major meetings. there's one with his cabinet, and in just a few ho
WETA
Nov 23, 2009 12:00pm EST
disappntment you are seeing now among obama voters, yocan see it creepingnto a lot of the commentary is a ncern, a deep worry that oh my god, mae, and i say this with eat sadness, he can trump the system. >> rose: as good as he i he can't. the forces of paralysis are just wghing him down. what are those forces, its one the things that really interest me toda first of all money and politics which is noso big that politicia either have to spend the time raising or spend their ti running from peoplwho have got it and are ying to force things on to them no matter how small their interests are. second you've got the gerrymdering of pitical districts now at are so scientific that as they say liticians can to you choose their vers, not the other way aund. yove got a cable television universal that really fractur the potical spectrum and empowers some of the loudes most extremeoices. u've got an intnet at its best rlly opens the world for new voices, chalnges elitesand establishmen but at its worst rely can spread extremist ias i think in a veryangerous way. and lastly, or you also have a pernen
PBS
Nov 23, 2009 5:30pm EST
the deal mediated by egypt and by germany. president obama is saying he will decide in the coming days whether to attend next month's climate change summit in copenhagen, and he says the u.s. will propose a target for emissions at that meeting. one key player that will definitely be there now believes the political framework for the deal is possible. australia's prime minister kevin rudd spoke to the bbc. >> ahead of the copenhagen summit, australia's prime minister has been asked to be a friend of the chair. that is to say he will be a key negotiator. he is also the leader of the world's leading exporter of coal. he was to be a part of the solution, but his country is a major part of the problem. >> nastia. >> he knows a legally-binding treaty will not be made in copenhagen, but he is hoping for a political agreement. >> there is an enormous and political obligation for this generation of world leaders. the pressure has mounted. i said before we are capable of delivering an agreement. it does not mean it is inevitable we will get there. we are capable of it. i believe there is a
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2009 5:00pm EST
foreign relations. manmohan singh discuss foreign policy. tomorrow, president obama will host his first state dinner for manmohan singh. guest arrivals and toes will be covered at 9:00 p.m. eastern. tonight, that neutrality, the wireless spectrum and improving broadband service in the u.s.. julius genachowski on c-span2. the new york times is changing its policy on players concussions, requiring neurologists to review those policies. you can see that during tonight at 9:15 p.m. eastern here on c- span. thanksgiving week, on c-span, a look at politics in america. a look ahead to 2012. what is fair in politics? the will of the media. also, tuesday night, the first state dinner as president obama welcomes indian prime minister manmohan singh. the indian prime minister is in the nation's capital this week for talks with president obama. right now, he is at the council of foreign relations to talk about the agenda, including climate change, the global economy, afghanistan and nuclear technology. we will have live coverage when it gets under way, right here on c-span. [indistinct chatter] [in
FOX
Nov 22, 2009 10:00pm EST
bill is a disaster for our country. president obama said that it would be under $900 billion. it is not. president obama said it would not add to the deficit. it will >>reporter: illinois senator says a health care plan has to be passed by the end of the year when president obama and congress will need to shift their attention to the economy and jobs. >> i hope in the end that some republicans will crossover and help us put together a good bill that will serve this nation. >>reporter: three moderate democrats and -- leave democrats shy of the 60 votes needed to break a republican filibuster. >> i don't want to fix the problems in our health care system in a way that creates more of an economic crisis. >>reporter: the senator says one of his biggest problems with the senate plan is that public option. learn more about health care reform on our website. go to foxbaltimore.com. >>> president obama said that his economic stimulus plan would create a million new environmental jobs. washington times is working on a story that points out that so far his plan for green jobs has fallen way s
ABC
Nov 23, 2009 6:00am EST
monday. >> first lady michelle obama is inviting 20 high-school girls for a history lesson on state dinners, followed by desert, it's at the state dining room at the white house. that's tuesday evenion tuesday. she will discuss the poehler arrangements -- the floral arrangements. the dinner will honor the indian prime minister. this purple tie is sport this man's ohio all modema mater. -- this purple tie is fo. at the american music awards adam lambert slipped, but recovered pretty well and then he was back up on his feet. jennifer lopez also takes a tumble. she missed her footing and slipped on the floor. she quickly recovered. that was cut out of the west coast feed. finally, a reminder that nothing is private after you put it on line. a woman froqueb is on long- term sick leave from depression. she added some pictures in which she appeared to be having fun on your facebook page. her insurance company if said they were evidence she is no loger depressed. the company took her benefits away. now she is fighting to get them reinstated. she said her doctor told her to go have some fun
ABC
Nov 23, 2009 6:00pm EST
that he wrote to the congressman for three years ago. >>> president obama held another meeting with his national security team to talk about afghanistan to discuss whether or not to send more troops. the white house says this will be the last meeting. the president will not announce any decisions before next week. >> president obama said today the u.s. economy has strengths that will put the nation in a good position in the long term a new report predicts the gross domestic product will rise by 3% in the fourth quarter of this year. economists participate -- predict that businesses will do more hiring than firing in the coming months. that better than expected housing report helped push stocks up to a 13-month high. the dow jones rose today 133 points to close at 10,451. >>> a developing story from arlington, several residents report their homes have up to a foot of mud and water in their homes after a water main break. it buckled the road and sidewalks. an intersection is also closed. water service has been restored. it could take up to two days to make the necessary repairs. >>> t
ABC
Nov 23, 2009 4:30am EST
care legislation and took one giant step forward toward president obama's goal of health care reform. the vote now moves the debate from committee to the senate floor. >> the important thing is that we debate it, that there be a free flow of amendments, that some will pass, some will fall. >> reporter: there were two democrats and an independent who voted to start the debate but won't support a final bill unless it addresses their concerns. >> my vote today should in no way be construed as an indication of how i might vote. >> let me be perfectly clear, i am opposed to a new government administered health care plan as a part of comprehensive health care reform. >> it won't force one insurance company to give it to someone with a pre-existing condition or lower the cost. >> reporter: the dispute among democrats will likely lead to a heated floor debate next month on legislation that would extend health care to 31 million americans. republicans have made it clear they will not support the current bill. >> i think this bill is a disaster for our country. president obama said it w
WETA
Nov 23, 2009 6:00pm EST
night as detaineesrandished a tree branches and broomstks. presidt obama isaying he will decide in the comi dys whethero attend nex month's climate change summit in copenhagen. it has emerged the u.s. will propose target for.s. emissions in that mting. one key pyer who will denitely be therhas bn telling us he believ the political famework deal is possible. austraa's prime minister is speaking tour bbc correspondents. >> the -- ahead of the copenhagen summit,ustralia's ime minister has ben asked to friend of the cha." tht is to say hes to play a ey negotiating role. he is also the prime minister one of the leading exporte of coal. he wants to be part of the solution, bt his count is a jor part of the problem. kevin rudd knows that legally- binding treaty will not mted at copenhagen, ut he is hoping for a political agreement. >> there is an ormous mor a political obligation o this generation of world lders. the presre has moted. i said before we were capable of deliveringn agreement. it does not an it is nevitable we will get ther we are capable o it. i believe ther is strong degree of
NBC
Nov 23, 2009 4:00pm EST
economic news, president obama will have to deal with going into the holidays. steve handelsman has the latest now. >> reporter: the housing comeback set an all-time record, sales of previously owned homes rocketed up more than 10% in september. but that rise was powered by first-time buyers using a tax credit that runs out. >> it does end april 30th. and much like cash for clunkers, we could see a big dropoff after april 30th. also remember that the government has been artificially keeping mortgage rates low by the fed buying fannie and freddie securities that ends march 31st. >> reporter: by next spring the experts said today joblessness might be even higher than today's terrible 10.2%. >> it will be about six to nine months before we see job gains. >> reporter: more pressure on president obama, whose economic point man, treasury secretary tim geithner, is getting hammered by republicans. >> the public has lost all confidence in your ability to do the job here. >> reporter: the president today, huddled with his cabinet including geithner. >> and i will not rest until businesses ar
CNN
Nov 23, 2009 11:00am EST
u.s. troops. president obama will meet with his national security team on afghanistan and pakistan, taking place tonight. >>> in california a transit police officer and a passenger both injured in a scuffle and takedown. take a look at the video here. a witness shot camera phone video of this arrest saturday night. wow, posted it on the internet sunday. bay area rapid transit police have been under scrutiny since the fatal shooting of an unarmed passenger last new year's day. a b.a.r.t. spokesman promises a thorough investigation of the incident. >> the video was posted by somebody who has jumped to conclusions as to what he believes happened and we're not saying that person is wrong or right, but what we do need to say to that person and to the rest of the world, that we're going to look at all of the fact, not just what you see on the video, and then we'll make a conclusion as to what happened. >> federal investigators trying to narrow down the cause of a radiation leak in pennsylvania's three mile island nuclear plant. this is where the nation's most serious nuclear event occurr
CNN
Nov 23, 2009 9:00am EST
obama administration. first off, health care. as you know, our brianna keilar is reporting on the milestone that happened over the weekend in the senate. we'll also get to that. and jill dougherty has some of the white house reaction to that vote in the senate. >>> meanwhile, as the president nears a decision on troop levels in afghanistan, our frederik pleitgen is reporting on the very latest troop deaths. we'll get to all of it. >>> let's begin, though, this morning, the health care reform process moving forward in the senate. >> on this vote, the yeas are 60, the nays are 39. three-fifths of the senate, as dually chosen and sworn having voted in the affirmative, the motion is agreed to. >> in a saturday night vote, the senate agreed to begin formal debate on a bill after thanksgiving. a few democrats provided key votes to avoid a filibuster, there was still division in the party over the bill as it stands right now. >> in the end, i don't want four democratic senators dictating to the other 56 of us and to the country when the public option has this much support that it's not g
ABC
Nov 23, 2009 5:00am EST
president obama's goal of health care reform. the vote now moves the debate from committee to the senate floor. >> the important thing is that we debate it. that there be a fleet-free flow of amendments, that some will pass, some will fall. >> reporter: two democrats an an independent voted to start the debate but won't support a final bill unless it addresses their concerns. >> my vote today should in no way be construed as an indication of how i might vote. let me be perfectly clear -- i am opposed to a new government administered health care plan as a part of comprehensive health insurance reform. >> it won't force one insurance company to give insurance to somebody who has a pre-existing condition and it won't even lower the cost of health insurance. >> reporter: the dispute among democrats will likely lead to a heated floor debate next month on legislation that would extend health care to 31 million americans. republicans made it clear they will not support the current bill. >> i think this bill is a disaster for our country. president obama said it would not add to the defic
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 9:00pm EST
first bush and clinton and a second bush and ann obama. how does this happen? >> first of all there hasn't been a change in the regulations that come on to the financial world between any of those to the administration changes. we hope there would be. texted me back that one up. not a democrat or republican. but what you are essentially saying collodi's kind of key financial issues and how we do with wall street, it's not safe to be a heck of a lot different. >> this seems like one of the least partisan things in washington. if you look at just the two regulations that were passed, the continuation of the fed chairman under the changes from republican to democrat bill * there isn't a tremendous amount of difference. in fact there is more financial deregulation done under clinton than there was under the first. >> and the secretary of the treasury. >> the secretary of the treasury to happened also to be affiliated with goldman sachs. this revolving door from wall street and goldman sachs into the presidency. whether or not there is a democrat or republican president. >> when i was th
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2009 7:00am EST
dirty deal with obama. they say if you take single- payer of the bill, we will support it. and they did. it was right before the gavel came down. i was the first one to stand up and say, senator baucus, we need to do this -- could you please let this doctor testified? this week, later, a group of activists are going to call this bill of turkey, called for its defeat -- it is a 2000 page monstrosity. single-payer activists are opposing this bill. we want them to start from scratch enjoying congressman kucinich and others who voted against it. it is a bill of health insurance industry. start from scratch and push for single-payer. that press conference will be at the national press club on wednesday. host: what date was it when you were arrested? caller: i don't know the exact day, but it was the early part of may. host: things, we go to raleigh, n.c., john on the republican line. caller: thank you. everyone thinks the lobbyists have all this financial influence because of the financial and put into the political campaigns, but the voters in the end will have the say. the voters are b
ABC
Nov 23, 2009 6:30am EST
giant step forward towards obama's goal of health care reform. it now moves from committee to the senate floor. >> the important thing is we debate it. there be a free flow of amendments, that some will pass, some will fall. >> reporter: there were two democrats and an independent who voted to start the debate but won't support a final bill unless it addresses their concerns. >> my vote today should in no way be construed as an indication of how i might vote. let me be perfectly clear. i am opposed to a new government administered health care plan as a part of comprehensive health insurance reform. >> i won't force one insurance company to give insurance to somebody with a pre-existing condition. it won't even lower the cost of health insurance. >> reporter: the dispute among democrats will likely lead to a heated floor debate next month on legislation at that would extend health care to 31 million americans. republicans made it clear they will not support the current bill. >> i think this bill is a disaster for our country. president obama said it would not add to the deficit. it
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2009 12:00am EST
and a second bush and obama? >> guest: first of all, there has not been a change in the new regulations that come on to the financial world between any of the to administration changes. >> host: i will back up. raising an interesting point*, not a democratic republic in body essentially would you are saying the differences everyday, the key financial issues how we do with wall street and who is head of the fed. >> it seems like one of the least partisan things in washington because if you look at the sheer regulations that are passed the continuation of the fed chairman under the changes from republican to democrat both times, there is not a tremendous amount of difference. there is more financial deregulation done under clinton. >> host: and secretary of treasury? >> guest: who also was associated with goldman sachs. this has to do with wall street and it comes from the presidency webber not there is a democratic republic 10. >> host: paulson was also there it. >> guest: he was there and ahead of goldman sachs jimmy cayne treasury secretary in the republican under george w.
ABC
Nov 23, 2009 6:30pm EST
>>> welcome to "world news." tonight, job won. president obama calls reducing unemployment his top priority, but health care, afghanistan and a whopping deficit are all looming problems four the president. >>> child safety. the government announces the biggest baby crib recall in history. >>> the senator affair. a man whose wife had an affair with a powerful senator speaks out and making new allegations. >>> and an actor who often plays a terrorist on screen is now acting on behalf of u.s. troops in afghanistan. >>> good evening. when reporters were invited into today's cabinet meeting at the white house, they wanted to ask the president whether he made a decision about sending more troops to afghanistan. he ignored the questions. he wanted to talk about just one issue. the need to get millions of people who face thanksgiving without a job back to work. high unemployment is a real political problem for the president. and it's a stark reminder that people want to work and won't feel the recession is truly over until more of them can. betsy stark is here tonight, betsy? >> charlie, t
NBC
Nov 23, 2009 3:30am EST
country. president obama said it would be under $900 billion. it is not. president obama said it would not add to the deficit. it will. president obama said no one would lose the health care that they have, and they will. this is a terrible bill. what i would hope is that we could start all over with republican input, which was not in this bill, and try to do something for the american people that will bring down costs, will not cut medicare, and especially will give more access to people for affordable health care. >> you said you would like to see this stopped. what would you do to stop this bill? >> well, our only avenue to stop it is to let the american people know that their taxes are going to increase, that their premiums are going to increase, that medicare is going to be cut, and hope that democrats will bring republicans to the table. let's do something that will cut cost but not have a massive government takeover of health care. >> senator feinstein, the issue here is that, yes, a vote was cast positively to get the debate started. but there are centrist democrats who are not
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2009 2:00pm EST
pretty quickly. and that's the directive from president obama to intelligence agents to scrub all the information they have. to discover what kind of communications were there between nidal hasan and a radical cleric with alleged ties to al qaeda. and should these intelligence terrorist agencies have put the -- connected the dots as we're used to hearing from the 9/11 commission hearings, to determine that perhaps nidal hasan was a threat and should have been headed off. now, in addition to that, the pentagon and militaries, the army, are conducting their own investigation to figure out exactly who knew what about nidal hasan, some of his more radical communications regarding islam. and what should they have done about it? was that information passed up the chain of command and were opportunities missed there to head off the attacks that occurred on november 5th if i could add one more thing, a follow-up to the discussion about afghanistan, senior military officials are describing tonight's meeting at the white house as, quote, a decisional meeting. that they expect president obam
PBS
Nov 23, 2009 6:00pm EST
assess manys or attempts to assess the effect of the obama administration stimulus package on the wider economy. where do you come down on that question. >> i think it's worked. it's no accident that this recession ended when it did. having said that, this recovery is still very fragile. businesses lag the confidence and the credit necessary to go out and hire. so i think the economy still needs support. so i would argue that policy makers should continue to provide that support. >> suarez: joel naroff, on is stimulus, where do you come down? >> i think it has worked to a fairly large extent. this is where i think mark and i agree. i think the idea that the stimulus is going to continue to 2010 is critical. if you go back to the depression, you have to remember that the depression wasn't one long recession. there was a failed recovery in the middle of that. we can't afford a failed recovery at this particular point. we'd be shooting off all the bullets and they wouldn't be there anymore. so i think the fact that we can talk about an expansionea, we can worry whether it's going to
CNN
Nov 23, 2009 3:00pm EST
american public want this. that's why we elected the democrats, that's why we elected obama. these people just have to go. >> bernie sanders is joining us. he has you confused with a republican. here's what's interesting. you are not only not a republican. a little while ago i referenced you as liberal. now, nowing you as long as i have or knowing you as a senator as long as i have, wouldn't most people consider you a liberal? you wanted to say, no, no, i'm a progressive. what's the difference? >> progressive -- i don't mind the term liberal. it's standing up and fighting for working families in this country when we have an unequal distribution of wealth in the country. i prefer to define myself as somebody fighting for ordinary families against very powerful special interest -- >> how is that different from liberal? >> it's too long a story to get into in the segment we have. bring me back. we'll talk about it some other time. >> is it a p.r. thing for you where you think there's a negative connotation to the word liberal? >> no, i am liberal in many respects. some of my best frie
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2009 1:00am EST
? >> i serve as an adviser for one-year then when good general election, i am sorry for obama the purpose then i went on staff. >> host: what is your taebo? >> part of the average team and part of the volunteers and the lesson redrew from the race is that kennedy had extremely serious religion problem and insiders said you will win the race except possibly because of your religion. and he was flex he never encountered the anti-catholicism you find in the united states has far as the bag but was when he surrounded himself was smart people and did a listening tour of off the record leading anti-catholic partisans say you're a democrat you like my policy we will vote against me because of my family because that is confusing to me. he applied tremendous asset personally and in terms of the campaign to work through and develop a strategy, a flexible strategy as the campaign unfolded. the same can be said about president obama. he went into the race with some weaknesses with certain religious groups and the united states. just like some in recent years come he was not afraid to parse th
NBC
Nov 23, 2009 5:00pm EST
six to nine months before we see job gains. >> more pressure on president obama, hooffs economic. and my team geithner, is getting hammered by the public. >> the public has lost all confidence in your ability to do the job. >> i will not rest until businesses are investing again and businesses are hiring again and people have work again. >> mr. obama is resisting calls for a second stimulus package and fighting off charges he is exaggerating job gains from the first. >> the president and congress took the necessary action to institute a recovery act that has helped spur economic growth. >> complicating the calculations, nearly one trillion dollars in health care reform. and afghanistan, the u.s. role will likely increase and cost hundreds of billions of dollars more. >> and a comprehensive new forecast out today shows our economy not growing. the recession is essentially stalled. from washington, i'm steve hamels with wbal tv 11 news. >> well, what can you say? another disappointing loss by the baltimore ravens, this time -- this time by two points to the indianapolis colts. it was an
ABC
Nov 23, 2009 5:30am EST
and videotaped message from president barack obama. >>> it's full of backstage drama and onstage magic. this morning we're getting a closer look at the new "dreamgirls" musical coming to the hippodrome theater in baltimore city next month. megan pringle was on the red carpet last night and sent in these pictures right outside of the historic apollo in harlem. it's parts of a nationwide tour. meg and the crew interviewed some celebrities. this is the beginning of our coverage. stay close to abc2 and "good morning maryland." megan will bring live coverage from new york city. it starts this morning at 6:00 with interviews and reaction from the stars and what people can expect to see when the musical comes to our city. it's all this morning on "good morning maryland." that's joan rivers. >>> quite a turn of events across baltimore. seven people are hurt in separate crimes but police say it appears they were all hurt the same way. plus if you have a child in day care, a story on what they watch and how it's affecting learning. first the weather with justin berk. >> currently dry, 39 d
CBS
Nov 23, 2009 4:30am EST
obama who brought the driver and his car to the white house to celebrate johnson's third sprint cup. how with his fourth title, johnson may receive another invitation to to pennsylvania avenue. to celebrate his incredible ride in victory lane. randall pinkston, cbs news, morning. >>> and from one congrats it another, houston, it's a girl. astronaut randolph bresnik was aboard the international space station when his daughter, abigail, was born saturday night. about it's his second child and he says he's amazingly blessed. he had just finished his first spacewalk hours earlier. bresnik says he looks forward to returning to earth on friday probably more than anybody in the history of the space shuttle program. >>> this morning on "the early show," actor zac efron will be there. i'm michelle gielan and this is the "cbs morning news." now the snuggly softness you love, comes in 2 new scents you'll love too... from snuggle exhilarations! (announcer) it's the difference between waking up... and coming to life. drying off... and snuggling up. with a variety of unique scent combinations, li
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2009 6:00am EST
president obama welcomes indian prime minister. later in the week, american icon, three nights of c-span's original documentary. . . .
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2009 12:00pm EST
need right now is for obama to get into this wto and make sure that things are being unfair. as he said when he was running for office, he needs to look into nafta. we have got to get these things straight because it is just killing us. we need manufacturing back because there is only so many construction jobs. when you have got the pressure of people coming from mexico and the fact that all the manufacturing is gone, that pushes everybody into construction. well, ok, let's talk about supply and demand. you have too many people, and of course every business will tell you there is not enough people and we need to bring more in so that we can get more workers. well, what they're talking about is they want lower wages. they are not talking about people, they are talking about cost. host: thank you, and we will get some response from mr. trumka. guest: he is right in many aspects of what he was talking about. if you look at trade, it has been an important issue and it continues to be an important issue. we have run up a massive trade deficit as a result, the chinese have bought up assets he
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2009 9:00am EST
, the obama administration is very much interested in bringing khalid shaikh mohammed and four others defendant's to trial in a public forum, as close to the scene of the crime as they could get. they are going to get that. what they have also offered is a word stage to khalid shaikh mohammed, and others to give their views. and new york city being the center of the universe. the area around the courthouse will look like a forest of satellite trucks because the entire world will be focused on that trial giving them that stage. even in a military commission trial, khalid shaikh mohammed exhibited that he intended to use it as a grandstand. >> understood. to 2012 we go. and for some it's a chance for sarah palin to take a shot at the white house. for others, it's the end of the world. "saturday night live," for them, it was both. >> what a day this has been. >> the nation has a new president. >> sarah palin! as for myroning mate, it was an honor to stand beside a true american hero. >> i am sorry. i am just a guy that cares an awful lot about my country. >> margaret carlson, as t
NBC
Nov 23, 2009 6:00pm EST
those new numbers there's still plenty of rough economic news out there. president obama's having to deal with it as he heads into the holiday season. steve handelsman on capitol hill now with more on this. steve? >> reporter: jim, thanks. it is pretty grim economic news today especially on jobs but housing is a bright spot. very bright. >> reporter: the housing comeback set an all-time record, sales of previously owned homes rocketed up more than 10% in september. but that rise was powered by first-time buyers using a tax credit that runs out. >> it does end april 30th. and much like cash for clunkers, we could see a big dropoff after april 30th. also remember that the government has been artificially keeping mortgage rates low by the fed buying fannie and freddie securities that ends march 31st. >> reporter: by next spring the experts said today joblessness might be even higher than today's terrible 10.2%. >> it will be about six to nine months before we see job gains. >> reporter: more pressure on president obama, whose economic point man, treasury secretary tim geithner, is getti
ABC
Nov 23, 2009 5:00pm EST
robot that they built in just six weeks. mr. obama announced a campaign, a $260 million program aimed at motivating students to excel in science and in math. >> we are going to expand the scope in education across the america and expand opportunities for all young people. >> the commitment coming from the private sector is aimed at giving education programs out of the classroom. he believes science and math should be recognized, wanting students to see these subjects as cool. >> this is just as big and great as any sport. >> no matter how much money you put into education, people might not think it is cool. >> students from four local schools got a chance to meet the president as he kicked off the program, a reward for their hard work as a young scientists. >> people get to see that you are in the robotics and get to me the president. that will get people interested. >> as part of his plan to get recognition, the president announced an annual science fair held annually at the white house. >>> eric foster is watching the road for us. >> taking a look at a longstanding accident on
ABC
Nov 23, 2009 7:00am EST
president obama looks forward to a thorough and productive debate on health care reperform. >> the road ahead is a long stretch but we can see the finish line. >> reporter: but many hurdles lie between here and the finish line. a quote significant formidable and never-ending list, one top senate democratic aide says. first come the amendments. moderate democrats said they oppose the public option in the bill which would compete with private insurers and drive down costs. >> let me be perfectly clear, i am opposed to a new government administered health plan. >> reporter: but other democrats have said the bill won't be true reform without the public option. other amendments that could be problematic address whether women receiving government subsidies can buy insurance policies that cover abortion. whether illegal immigrants can use the health insurance exchange and republicans plan on going after thplanned source of funding forcing democrats to make tough votes to keep the bill's proposed tax increases and medicare cuts. >> there is no way that the seniors are not going to lose car
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